Submitted by icrew on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:06pm
It seems that the walls in the Embarcadero station are actually <em>white</em>! Who knew? I'm glad to hear that they're finally getting a thorough cleaning. I hope this doesn't stop with Embarcadero: it'd be great to see all the other stations similarly cleaned up. And I'm glad to hear that that ugly overgrown macramé thing at the end of the platform has been dumped.
Submitted by icrew on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 9:24pm
Went to the car of the future preview this week. Not bad at all--yes, the seats are rather cramped, but less so than I thought they'd be. I can actually sit down properly in them, which I hadn't expected to be able to do, as I'm 6'7" tall. I also liked the displays inside that show a live map and the current station, though the displays could be larger to be more readable from across the car.
What did others think?
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:26am
Yesterday, my daughter car was stolen from the bart stations and it was found next day at E street near elementary school. Not sure if this was some school kid (or) professional car theif. I want to contact the elementary school to check if they have any video recording of car and theif.
Car conditions was so bad with both Airbag busted and Power Steering wheel so hard, that it won't move.
Submitted by bart_rider on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 4:17am
An empty train derailed Friday night on its way back to the Concord yard. FOR SOME REASON PASSENGER TRAINS ARE ALWAYS STUCK WAITING FOR THESE ANNOYING EMPTY TRAINS GONG BACK TO CONCORD YARD. THEY SHOULD NEVER BE GIVEN PRIORITY OVER PASSENGER TRAINS. SOMETIMES WE'RE STUCK AT CONCORD YARD 5-10 minutes WAITING FOR SOME WORKER TO MOVE THEIR FUCKING TRAINS AT THE YARD. When will BART get its shit together.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:02pm
KTVU recently aired a report on a set of crossover tracks that BART built between Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek stations from 2009 to 2011. Fast forward to 2014 and the crossover tracks are still not working. According to the report BART blames computer and wiring problems for the crossover not working since according to BART they are merging "new" and "old" technology...even though this isn't the first set of crossover tracks BART has built since the system opened.
Submitted by RandySF on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 8:08pm
I've been noticing recently that bike riders abandoned any semblence of courtesy and take their precious climate saviors to their seats with them. Not only do they block the next seats but the aisles as well. So much for that grand experiment.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:13pm
1. Saw a woman with her scarf caught in the door as the train left the station. Operator wasn't looking.
2. Operator opened door over freeway 680 on way to walnut creek
3. Operator closed door on a woman with a baby carriage.
4. Guy taking a piss in the corner
5. Announcement that all trains were on time when they were 15 to 20 minutes late
6. Train going to Walnut Creek switched to Richmond
Never have I seen such a fucked up transit system with such a bunch of incompetent staff, police, management etc. Clusterfuck is the best description.